A Star Is Born
When small-time stage and lounge singer Esther Blodgett is discovered by famous actor Norman Maine, she rises to the top while he drinks himself to the bottom -- leaving her with a heartwretching choice: love or her dreams.
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- George Cukor
- This movie is
- DVD and Blu-ray
- 1956 BAFTA®
- Best Actress nominee: Judy Garland
- 1955 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
- Top 100 Passions
- Top 100 Movies nominee
PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
English, FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access;
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this award-winning musical has a serious story about alcoholism at its core. While the film depicts the wondrous rise to stardom of a talented, earnest young woman, it also shows the decline and ultimate tragedy of her self-destructive husband and mentor. It's about alcoholism and the deadly results of one man's addiction. Instances of drunkenness are plentiful and, given the time period in which the characters live, there is frequent smoking.
- Sexual Content
- Lots of loving kisses between a husband and wife.
- One very brief fist fight.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- The movie supports the idea that without the right treatment and behavioral changes, alcoholism can be a deadly condition. Loved ones, as well as the alcoholic himself or herself, need guidance and inspiration to overcome the harmful effects of the addiction ("Love is not enough"). The film reinforces the concept that show business can be a demanding and unforgiving career.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- One leading character is an alcoholic who struggles with his addiction. It ultimately costs him his career and his reputation. Many characters drink in social situations. Set in the early 1950s, smoking is pervasive.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it